Brewery & Distillery Litigation Attorneys in Minnesota
What happens when someone else starts using your brewery or distillery name? What about when you need to end a relationship with a distributor? What if you have a dispute with an employee? Conflict is sometimes unavoidable in the business world. In situations like these when much is at stake, it is important to have access to a knowledgeable team of brewery and distillery litigation attorneys in Minnesota who are familiar with your industry and who will fight for you.
No one likes to be in litigation – it can be costly and time-consuming. We almost always try to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom because it usually makes business and financial sense to avoid a lawsuit. If, however, it becomes necessary to pursue claims or defenses in a legal proceeding, we will do so without hesitation, and we will represent our clients vigorously and in a way that is cognizant of maintaining a positive and respected brand. For consumer businesses, like breweries, distilleries, and wineries, it is important to keep in mind that in litigation, information filed with a court is available to the general public and competitors can use it to hurt the public perception of your brand. It is not always easy to balance vigorous representation and public perception, but in the alcoholic beverage production industry, it is imperative, and we strive to maintain that balance in a way that best serves our clients and their brands.
There are times when aggressive strategies make sense and times when less antagonistic strategies make sense. We work with our clients to evaluate each dispute to determine the approach that is in their best
The craft brewing and distilling industries have been seeing massive growth, which in turn can result in greater challenges. Our experienced brewery litigation attorneys in Minnesota are here to navigate the legal landscape for you, keeping conflict at bay and ensuring that you are able to continue growing your business.Contact Us
Trademark Infringement, Contract Disputes And Other Conflicts
At Hop Law, we have significant experience representing franchisees and distributors in litigation. We thrive on finding creative solutions to complex legal problems. If you run a brewery, a distillery, or a distribution or retail company in the alcoholic beverage industry, contact us for assistance when you’re involved in a dispute. We handle a wide range of issues, including:
- Trademark and service mark infringement
- Terminating/switching distributors
- Contract disputes with vendors and suppliers
- Breach of contract
- Trade secret disputes
- Covenants not to compete
Many disputes can be resolved in a somewhat friendly manner, often through demand letters, negotiation or mediation. Understandably, most of our clients are not interested in making enemies with other businesses.
While we address stressful litigation matters, we want you to focus on maintaining your business operations. We understand the importance of keeping a low overhead at times like these, which is why we offer reasonable rates.
To obtain distillery or brewery legal representation in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or anywhere throughout the country – or to discuss the details of your situation with one of our lawyers, call our firm in Minneapolis at 612-259-4800 or contact us online. We will give you an honest assessment of your case during a free initial consultation. We serve clients throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and nationwide.
We want to help make your vision a reality. We provide comprehensive legal services for businesses in the craft beer and spirits industries.